as if someone owns the place

as if someone owns the place

If you say that someone does something as if they own the place you mean that they do it as though they are the most important person there or they think they can do whatever they want. He strode across the hotel lobby like he owned the place. Note: You can also say like someone owns the place with the same meaning. He struts around town like he owns the place. Note: This expression is used to show disapproval.
See also: if, own, place
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